Millions of fans have enjoyed the life-changing secrets from James Allen's 100-year-old classic best-seller, As Man Thinketh. Now USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of such works as The Last Valentine, The Lighthouse Keeper, Ticket Home and Paradise Bay gives voice to the book that changed his own life as a young man and set him on the journey he finds himself on today. A must read for all those seeking lasting personal growth and permanent improvements in their life and surroundings.
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Lucien and Norman Parker are as close as twin brothers can be. Together with their father, they run a railway station in Warm Springs, OK, during the Depression. But they never expect a woman to come between them: both Lucien and Norman fall in love with the same girl. Lucien marries her, and soon World War II takes both men away from home, to the Pacific. It is there, as prisoners of war, that their bond breaks: one of them dies, and the other makes the agonizing decision that will change his life forever.
The most powerful love story to come along in years. Beginning with a wife's farewell to her husband in World War II, and continuing to the present day, James Michael Pratt weaves an emotional tale of love transcending time and space. Television reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect story about true love, but her heart of hearts tells her such a thing doesn't really exist.
"The Last Valentine"
As a child, Peter O' Banyon's life changed irrevocably when his family was killed in a car accident. He was sent to live with his Uncle Billie, the keeper of the Port Hope Lighthouse in Massachusetts. From Billie, he learns the secret of keeping love alive, even when tragedy strikes. World War II takes Peter away from the lighthouse and his beloved Anna, but he isn't prepared for the ravages of war and the brutality that can kill a man's soul. But Peter is tested even further when he returns home.
Recalling his growing-up years in Los Angeles following World War II, author James Pratt describes 12 lessons he learned from observing his father, an unpretentious and uneducated man who acquired little of this world's wealth but who lived an honorable life. "For some, these 12 virtues may seem antiquated, out of date, or hopelessly provincial," writes Pratt. "I don't see it that way. What my father practiced and conveyed to me were principles that made it possible for children to grow up in a stable, two-parent home, where there was a widely accepted code of decency, honesty, honor, and patriotism."